18.104.22.168 Examination. Samples selected for examination in accordance with 22.214.171.124 shall be examined
for the following defects. The AQL shall be 1.0 percent defective.
Unpainted or machined ferrous metal
surfaces not preserved as specified.
Items in carton not wrapped as specified. 5.2.1
Exposed ends of hydraulic lines not
protected as specified.
Technical publications not sealed in
polyethylene bag as specified.
Shipping container not as specified.
Strapping not as specified.
Contents not cushioned, blocked, braced
and anchored within shipping container
Marking not as specified.
5.1 First article pack. The contractor shall furnish a first article pack for examination within the
frame specified (see 6.2), to prove, prior to starting production packaging, that the applied preservation,
packing and marking comply with the requirements of this specification. Examination shall be as specified
in section 4 and shall be subject to surveillance and approval by the Government (see 6.6). The first article
pack may be accomplished utilizing either the first article model or a production model. If the first article
model is utilized, and the Government requests a comparison between the first article model and a
production model, any preservation and packing shall be removed by the contractor at no expense to the
5.2.1 Ferrous metal surfaces. Any unpainted or machined ferrous metal surfaces on any of the
mounting kit components shall be coated with preservative conforming to MIL-C-16173, grade 2, or
equivalent. Those items placed in individual cartons shall be wrapped with barrier material conforming to
5.2.2 Hydraulic lines. Hydraulic lines, both rigid and flexible types, not connected to another
component, shall have their ends sealed with plastic caps or plugs to prevent entrance of dirt or water.
5.2.3 Technical publications. Technical publications shall be placed together in a suitably sized
polyethylene bag, not less than 4 mils, thick. The bag shall be closed by heat sealing.
5.3 Packing. Packing shall be level A or C as specified (see 6.2).